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Glidetrack Shooter SD - 20" (0.5m)

B&H # GLSDS050 Mfr # SDS-050
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Product Highlights
  • Portable Slider / Mini Dolly
  • Doubles as Shoulder Support
  • Produce Smooth Tracking Shots
  • Perfect for DSLR Video
  • Self-lubricating 10mm Rails
  • Anodized Aluminum
  • Setup in Less Than 30 Seconds
  • Light and Strong
  • Supports Up to 8.8 lbs (4kg)

Doubling as both a slider and shoulder brace, the Glidetrack Shooter SD (Standard Duty) brings high-end polish to run-and-gun video productions. Designed as a lightweight and affordable alternative to more cumbersome dolly tracks, the Shooter SD gives you the power to create smooth, Hollywood-like tracking shots as well as stable handheld footage. Whether attached to a tripod (via the 1/4" or 3/8" mounting thread) or resting on its two scratch-free feet, the Shooter makes the most of its simple, industrial-grade design to deliver smooth-as-glass motion.

When handheld shooting is required, the entire lightweight unit transfers easily from tripod to shoulder, its dual handgrips pivoting downward for two-handed support. A soft shoulder pad adds comfort and friction to keep shots stable and secure, aided further by a removable center handle. Ideal for video-enabled DSLRs and small-to-medium-sized camcorders, the Glidetrack Shooter SD lets you add visual panache to your productions, at minimal cost and weight.

Doubles up as a shoulder brace for 5D, 7D, GH2 and similar DSLR-type cameras and small camcorders.
Adjust from floor-mounted slider, to tripod-mounted slider, to shoulder support in seconds!
Hand grips also act as levelers for uneven surfaces. They can be adjusted without tools in a fraction of a second--just press the button and turn, then release to lock!
Handles can be adjusted in an instant to whatever position you like using one hand. For standard Glidetrack sliding mode just flip handles up in line with the track, and you're set to go!
Includes central handle that can be added/removed quickly to offer an even greater degree of flexibility when in shoulder mount mode. When not in use, just drop it in your pocket!
The carriage can be locked in position using the small adjuster on the side of the carriage.
Rear foot locks in behind your shoulder to brace/triangulate against. Fits easily in your luggage for transportation/travel.
Low-profile foam padding at shoulder area
Rail Material Anodized Aluminum, Self-lubricating Industrial-grade Plastic
Rail Diameter 10mm (x2), 40mm apart
Mount Thread 1/4", 3/8"
Weight Capacity 8.8 lbs (4kg)
Rail Length 20" (0.5m)
Glidetrack Shooter SD - 20" (0.5m)
  • 20" (0.5m) 10mm Rail
  • 40mm Carriage
  • 2 x Scratch-free Feet
  • 2 x Handgrips
  • Shoulder Pad
  • Removable Handle
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Glidetrack Shooter SD - 20" (0.5m)
     
    4.2

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Compact (7)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Improves performance (5)
    • Professional quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (5)
      • In the studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (4), Professional artist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      4.0

      Smooth – but consider…

      By RandomFX

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio
        • Product Shots

        Comments about Glidetrack Shooter SD - 20" (0.5m):

        I've been practicing with this slider for a couple weeks now and used it in my first production this last weekend so I feel ready to review it.

        Pros: The price is very reasonable. If you are creative this tool can be very versatile. The truck can be a little grabby at the start but once you get it moving it's just fine. It does make minimal noise as it slides but it can be edited out easily. Recalibrating the slider for smooth function is easy. I like my results in post.

        Neutrals: I had to file down the screw on my Manfroto in order for the truck on the slider to pass by the tripod mounting screw. You will want to use your heavier tripod.

        Cons: Don't expect zero friction miracles out of this – you get what you pay for.

        Conclusion: I ended up using it more than my glide cam so that should be telling. I wish I had sprung for the longer one. I wish I had sprung for the new version that supposedly had wheels and the Teflon like tube slider.

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        4.0

        Good. practical. useful. Could be better

        By Mike Elzinga

        from Grand Rapids, MI

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Inconsistent resistance

        Best Uses

        • Documentary
        • Independent Films
        • Promo Videos

        Comments about Glidetrack Shooter SD - 20" (0.5m):

        Brilliant Idea. I will be taking this in my suitcase as I travel the world for the next year. Great way to save space by combining slider and handheld rig. My issue is that I am getting inconsistent resistance when I slide which makes getting a very slow/very smooth slide, a challenge. But you can't expect it to perform like a Kessler Slider with gears and everything at this price and weight. I believe I will be able to get what I need out of this product.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Smooth and Easy to Use

        By Brady

        from Michigan

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Glidetrack Shooter SD - 20" (0.5m):

            I bought this for use with Manfrotto 055XDB tripod and I used it to shoot a wedding. this worked very well, and was easy to set up and use. It was perfect size for this tripod. I would recommend this to a friend.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
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            • No

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            5.0

            Great soft movement and portable

            By eltaller

            from Mexico

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Video Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Glidetrack Shooter SD - 20" (0.5m):

              Great for one man shooting, as it is portable, lightweight and easy to use. The movement is soft. When carring as a shoulder brace it is not well balanced, so you have to do a continuous effort to maintain it steady, but when mixed with a fluid head into a tripod, works great

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              4.0

              easy as pie

              By blake the filmer

              from nj

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Fast
              • Good Video Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Glidetrack Shooter SD - 20" (0.5m):

                  easy set up for amazing shot can't go wrong.

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                  4.0

                  Nice gear, nice shots

                  By The Stalker

                  from Mexico City

                  About Me Business Owner, Filmmaker, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Glidetrack Shooter SD - 20" (0.5m):

                  I'm a professional videographer and I use this little fellow with my HDSLR camera and my videocamera and gives you great little and nice movements, also is very portable so you can take it wherever you shoot. I would love to if it where bigger though. The size is fine for little objects, but for large its a little bit to little. It's not comfortable as a camera Rig.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Compact design

                  By Lance

                  from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance

                  Cons

                  • Poor locking thumbwheel

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies

                  Comments about Glidetrack Shooter SD - 20" (0.5m):

                  I have been using my Glidetrack SD Shooter for nearly 1 month and it's great. I like it because it's compact. I have it fitted with a manfrotto 498RC4 Midi Ball head with 410PL Quick Release Plate and it works great. The only problem I have is that the locking thumbwheel is extremely hard to lock. With maximum force I can barely get it tight enough to lock it to the rail - I need to use pliars to get it tight. The threds on the carriage where the locking thumbwheel goes (under a flashlight) don't look perfectly threaded, which may be why I am experiencing such difficulty locking it. I rarely use it in a locked position so it's not a huge deal for me - I prefer to use it for dolly/tracking shots and it works great for that.

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                  4.0

                  Versatile Accessory

                  By Jesse

                  from Anchorage

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Glidetrack Shooter SD - 20" (0.5m):

                    It functions smoothly on the tripod and wWith a quick release adapter, the Glidetrack Shooter easily converts to a basic shoulder rig.

                    Quality construction.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent

                    By Egill Bjarki

                    from Copenhagen Denmark

                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Independent Films

                      Comments about Glidetrack Shooter SD - 20" (0.5m):

                      I am very happy that I discovered this product, good price and very good construction. I use this mainly as a mini dolly and it works like a charm. I recommend that when you buy this, you get your self a good video head if you already don't have one.

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